James Franco Explains Selfie Obsession
He always has something to say about pretty much everything, and James Franco imparted his wisdom upon the readers of the New York Times in a new article about self-taken photos, aka ‘selfies.’
The “Spring Breakers” hunk explained that when it comes to getting noticed on social media, a selfie is the surefire way to go.
"A well-stocked collection of selfies seems to get attention. And attention seems to be the name of the game when it comes to social networking. In this age of too much information at a click of a button, the power to attract viewers amid the sea of things to read and watch is power indeed. It's what the movie studios want for their products, it's what professional writers want for their work, it's what newspapers want — hell, it's what everyone wants: attention. Attention is power."
He added, "It has value regardless of the photo's quality, because it is ostensibly an intimate shot of someone whom the public is curious about. It is the prize shot that the paparazzi would kill for, because they would make good money; it is the shot that the magazines and blogs want, because it will get the readers close to the subject."
As for a good ratio of selfies to other shots, James noted, "You're safe if you trade 'one for them' with 'one for yourself,' meaning for every photo of a book, painting or poem, I try to post a selfie with a puppy, a topless selfie or a selfie with Seth Rogen, because there are all things that are generally liked."
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